Washed and Sanitized Shell Eggs (to Premises without Poultry) Product Summary

RISK ASSESSMENT

The risk assessment for moving washed and sanitized shell eggs (moving to premises without poultry) is negligible. 

OVERVIEW

Washed and sanitized shell eggs originating from all egg farms in an HPAI Control Area where RRT-PCR results are negative for HPAI that are moving to a premises without poultry represent a negligible risk, provided that truck and driver biosecurity is acceptable to State and/or Federal officials. Washed and sanitized—in a 100-200ppm chlorine solution—shell eggs moving to a premises without poultry and destined for food service, retail marketing, further processing, or for breaking may be moved off the Control Area by permit. 

REQUIRED FOR PERMIT
  • Traceability information (premises ID, global position system [GPS] coordinates, or other)
  • Normal flock production parameters
  • Truck and driver biosecurity
  • Product-specific biosecurity
  • Negative RRT-PCR result for HPAI
    • If all the above are true, a permit can be issued to move washed and sanitized shell eggs (to premises without poultry) off the farm to a storage or holding area
  • Premises’ (farm of origin) biosecurity measures are acceptable to State and/or Federal officials
  • Completed epidemiological assessment (of farm of origin) , with no indication of dangerous contacts with Infected Premises.
  • Second negative RRT-PCR result for HPAI
    • If all the above are true, a permit can be issued to move washed and sanitized shell eggs to market for eggs that were collected 2 days earlier 
 TRUCK & DRIVER BIOSECURITY DETAILS
  • The cargo interior and exterior of the transport vehicle must be cleaned and disinfected
  • The driver will not be allowed outside the cab or else the cab interior must also be cleaned and disinfected
  • The tires and wheel wells must also be cleaned and disinfected before leaving the premises within the Control Area
PRODUCT SPECIFIC BIOSECURITY
  • The transport vehicle shall be sealed by farm or company personnel under the authorization of the Incident Command
  • Egg handling materials used in the transport of eggs to breaking or further processing must be destroyed at the final destination or cleaned and sanitized (following accepted procedures)